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Nov 10, 2013 10:00am EST
security and medicare and including tax reform. can that happen? i am very pessimistic it can happen but i know that going to try to work in that direction and i know that congressman ryan is working very closely with patty murray of the senate budget committee to try to get in that direction. it is a tough row to know. >> if that's the case, then what? >> then you have sequestration which is the law of the land and republicans are generally satisfied with sequestration. since it is the law of the land, it seems to me like it is as simple as passing a claimcr through the house and find out the democrats will shut down government or not and is the president willing to sign it or does he want to shut down government and it seems a lesson was learned in our sober not to shut down government and we move ahead with a policy that was made that is the law of the land , sequestration, which came out of the white house. it's their idea and you don't think they would abandon it. government would move forward on 2, 2011.ies of august >> we will turn to christina peterson of "the wall street journ
Nov 24, 2013 6:00pm EST
impact. at the federal level, big cost drivers are entitlements, medicare, medicaid, social security, and the secret is that americans want more in benefits of all kinds and they're willing to pay for. what kind of a positive solution do you talk about being in the answer? are there really big solutions that come from your experience at the state level for these much different kind of problems? >> they are different at the local, state, and federal level, but what we did was mad about austerity. if it was austerity, we just cut eggs across the board. that meant that things that you value would be cut just as much. what we did was initiating reform, not just about pension and health care contributions. those were part of it, but the biggest reforms in the state or most of our school districts had by their health insurance from just one company. by pulling back on collective bargaining, district could bid out their health insurance. that means many districts saved money just by connecting that one change. other changes go beyond just fiscal savings. at the federal level, there are diff
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